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Neng Yang pleads not guilty to child porn charges

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The Clovis Unified teacher accused of molesting a student in his second grade class says he is not guilty of the charges against him.

Neng Yang was arraigned Wednesday morning. In addition to his not guilty plea, Yang was appointed a public defender.

Yang pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to 45 counts of molestation on a child in his second grade class. He's also facing federal charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

The state is also taking steps to take away his teaching credential. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing said it will automatically suspend Yang's credential when it receives the criminal complaints against him.

Meanwhile, Yang has been placed on unpaid leave by the Clovis Unified School District. They've also pushed along the process for his dismissal and the revocation of his teaching credential.

So far, police say they only know of one possible victim, even though Yang has worked as a teacher for 18 years.

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